Arson awareness outreach materials

Help spread the word about arson prevention and youth firesetting in your community with these awareness materials from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).

National Arson Awareness Week is May 3-9

This year’s theme is “Accelerant Detection Canines (ADC) – Sniffing Out Arson.” USFA has gathered information about these motiviated, accelerant detection animals that:

  • Shows the value and contribution ADC’s make to fire departments and communities.
  • Describes how using an ADC in a community closes more cases and acts as an arson deterrent.
  • Highlights how ADC teams visit schools and community organizations to teach fire safety and prevention.
  • Identifies successful practices in communities throughout the United States.

Visit the Accelerant Detection Canine site.

Daisy and her K-9 partner Detective John V. Peters

Daisy, an accelerant detection canine from Westchester County, New York works a fire scene with her partner Detective John V. Peters.

Previous Arson Awareness Week materials

Use these materials from previous arson awareness initiatives to help spread the word in your community.

Free publications to share

More information on arson and youth firesetting prevention